The Decorah High School Music Department recently participated in the annual State Large Group Festival.

Symphonic Band received a division II rating, Wind Ensemble a division I rating with three perfect scores, Ninth Grade Choir a division II rating, Viking Chorus a division I rating, Concert Choir a division I rating, Philharmonia a division I rating, and Symphony Strings a division I rating. 

These are adjudicated festivals in which ensembles perform for three judges and receive one of five divisional ratings for their performance: Division I “Superior” rating, Division II “Excellent” rating, Division III “Good” rating, Division IV “Fair” rating, Division V “Poor” rating. The ratings are based on a point scale.

The bands and choirs performed Friday, May 9, at Decorah High School and the orchestras performed Saturday, May 10, in Cedar Falls.